chinaculturedesk

The China Information Company

About

As a cultural region with a tremendously long tradition, China has always been a subject of western fantasies, hopes and projections. However: “The imagination and the real reality about China: I think many people are interested in China, but most of the talk about China is from their imagination.“ (Pritzker Award-winner Wang Shu, 2012).

Alice Schmatzberger and Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber thus founded ChinaCultureDesk to contribute to a greater diversity of images of China in encounters with contemporary China. And we want to build bridges in intercultural communication – therefore we are conducting business in Austria as well as in China to foster mutual understanding and cooperation.

Through conveying tailored information, through consulting, and partner building ChinaCultureDesk offers a broad platform for individual information, communication and networking between Austria and China – and thus supports organisations and businesses in more successfully arranging intercultural cooperation as well as in development and realisation of joint projects.


ChinaCultureDesk is operated by:

Alice Schmatzberger
Biochemist, art historian, city dweller. China focus: contemporary art, urbanism, architecture; ecology, science, history of science. Activities: consulting, lectures, publications, stakeholder management. Deputy Cair Austrian Federal Commission on Nanotechnology Information. Scientific member of the Austrian Federal Commission on Genetic Engineering. Further details: LinkedIn, ArtPublications

IngridIngrid Fischer-Schreiber
Translator, expert for cultural exchange, project manager. First encounter with China 1980 – 1982 as a student in Beijing. Co-author of the “Lexikon östlicher Weisheitslehren” (1986), translations of fundamental Daoist texts. Ars Electronica staff member for many years. Most recent China-related focal points: digital culture, especially social media. Further details: yingeli.net, LinkedIn, Twitter, Weibo

VerenaVerena Nowotny
Communications strategist, (social) policy junkie, city gal. China focus: societal trends, philosophy and inter-cultural exchange. Co-author of “China’s Road Ahead” (Springer 2014). Activities: events, networking, publications. Further details: www.v-now.com, LinkedIn.

Jing Song
Study of International Business Administration, University of Vienna. Study of Photography (Fine Arts), University for Applied Arts, Vienna. Project assistant in research, orgProjektassistenz für Recherche, organisation, networking. Further details: Jing Song


One Comment

  1. Hallo Alice, Gastbeitraege werde ich dir vielleicht nicht schicken koennen aber ich werde deinen blog gerne weiterleiten.

    Herzlichst Birgit

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